The Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, has discovered some settlers along the untarred road to Kadawa area of the state who hunt and smoke frogs in large quantities for sale and consumption.
During a tour of Kadawa where he also visited some rice farms, Ganduje and his team came across some settlers along the Kadawa road, who were engaged in the hunting and smoking of frogs in large quantities for sale within and outside the state.
Our correspondent gathered that those who are engaged in the activity were predominantly from Benue, Oyo and Ondo states, as well as those from the South East.
In an interview with one of the sellers, Hajiya Sidi Kada, who hails from Oyo State, she told our correspondent that she had been in the trade for 15 years, describing it as “lucrative.”
“I make about N10,000 daily by selling smoked frogs,” she said; adding that fairly large living frogs sell for between N70 and N80 each, while dead ones sell for N4 each.
“They are a delicacy to our customers who are spread across Kano metropolis and beyond,” she said.
Already, Kano State Government has indicated its readiness to assist the frog merchants by providing them with dryers to dry the frogs.
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